On Sunday, October 20th, Rockland's law enforcement family remembered the tragic events of the Brinks Robbery at a memorial service on Mountainview Avenue in Nyack.
In 1981, Sergeant Ed O'Grady, Officer Waverly Brown, and Brinks guard Peter Paige were killed during a robbery. Members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground robbed a Brinks armored truck of $1.6 million in Nanuet.
Many officers on the job now weren't even around when this happened. We must never forget.
Each year at the October General Meeting the Shields hosts "Candidates Night". Everyone appearing on the ballot (as reported by the Rockland County Board of Elections) has been invited to this event. Turnout is usually very good and this is our opportunity to meet those running for office.
A few important items to remember: Some terms of office are longer than others - so these people can be in a particular position for a very long time. Also, many use one position to "springboard" into another position that may be of higher authority (and pay) or a longer term. SO CHOOSE CAREFULLY.
We mourn the loss of yet another officer from the NYPD who saw no other way out. News of another tragic suicide involving an NYPD sergeant occurred in Queens last Tuesday night. Pray for our brother and his family.
The Super 50-50 tickets were sent out last month. If you haven't received them yet (or if you need more tickets) just contact any Board member - or send an email to:
The Super 50-50 drawing will be on November 27th at the General Meeting at the Haverstraw Elks. Thank you to everyone who already sent in their Super 50-50 tickets. We appreciate your support. Good luck to all!
The Super 50-50 and the Golf Outing make our scholarship program possible.
Blessed be the Lord . .. who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle. (Psalm 144)
President Ed Weireter
1st Vice President Keith Hansen
2nd Vice President Lou Falco III
Treasurer Joe Cain
Secretary Lynn Hayes
Financial Secretary Jim Sciacca
1st Sgt. at Arms Mike Heath
2nd Sgt at Arms Dennis Dodrill
Editor Peg Varieur
Chaplain George Albin
Orangetown Daniel Ryan
Clarkstown Chris Cortelli
Haverstraw Manny Figueroa
Stony Point Bob Bertrand
Ramapo Mike Higgins
Trustee at Large Tim Connolly Jr
Health and Welfare John Dillon
Historian Jack Coleman
Past President Mark Murphy
Rockland County Shields